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People unfortunately do not treat math as fun. That is the [root] of all their [problems].

Of course, mathematics plays a significant role in many fields, be it science, engineering, medicine, economics or just about any subject. Mathematics originated from the Greek word mathema, which signifies study, learning, or science. In America, mathematics is popularly known as math. According to them, they feel that mathematics functions as a singular noun, hence the name math.

We have tried and collate information that range from facts on numbers, basic math, geometry, famous mathematicians, history, and most topic s covering math. There are details on how to find the area of a circle, and the definition of a googol. So dive in and have fun, reading funny and amazing facts on math.

It is believed that Ancient Egyptians used complex mathematics such as algebra, geometry, and arithmetic as far back as 3000 BC. However, notches (cuts or indentation) on bones verify that humans have been “tampering” with math since around 30,000 BC. Now, that is a long time!

However, our numerical digits were created and developed about one thousand years ago. It is primarily a Hindu Arabic numerical system. However, it was not until the 16th century that most mathematical symbols were invented.

Did you know that 12,345,678,987,654,321 is the product of (111,111,111 x 111,111,111)? Did you notice anything specific? There is likelihood that you would have noticed the sequence of the numbers one to nine and back to one. Phew, math is sure fun!

Did you know that [12+3-4+5+67+8+9=100]? What is so special? Well, there is at least one other validation of 100 with nine digits in the right order and some math additions in between.

Are you aware of the magic of the number nine? You can multiply any number with nine [9], and then total all the individual digits of the result to make it into a single digit. Have you noticed that the sum of all these individual digits would always be nine?

Did you know that there are different names for the number 0? They include zero, nil, naught, nought, zip, nada, and zilch? Another interesting fact - FOUR is the only number in the English language that can be spelt with the same number of alphabets as the number itself.

Did you know that the number 40 or [forty], is the only number that can be written with letters in the alphabetical order? Are you familiar with the word Googolplex? It is actually the number 1 followed by a googol number of zeros. In other words, the number one followed by one hundred zeros and is a number so ridiculously big.

Did you know the constant Pi is just not 3.142 alone, instead, there is no end to it? Here is Pi written to 100 decimal places… 3.1415 926535 897932 384626 43383 27950 28841 97169 39937 51058 20974 94459 23078 16406 28620 89986 280348 253421 17067 982148 08651 32823...

Fibonacci numbers are named after Leonardo of Pisa (better known as Fibonacci), an Italian mathematician, who introduced them to Western Europe. However, Indian mathematicians had initially discovered them. They proceed in the following pattern - 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233... Did you notice the particular order?

You might have come across the word infinity. Are you familiar with its symbol? It looks more like the number 8 placed on its side. However, infinity means a limitless or infinite sum or something that goes on forever and there is no end. It cannot be classified as a number, but is frequently used in math as part of calculations and formulas.

Did you know that;

  • As in philosophy, there are transcendental numbers and in the art, there are imaginary and surreal numbers?
  • If there are 50 students in a class then it is a certainty that at least wo will share the same birthday?
  • A number is divisible by three if the sum of its digits is divisible by three (3)?
  • Among all shapes with the same area circle has the shortest perimeter?
  • The smallest ten prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 29?
  • 2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end with a 2 or a 5?
  • The number Pi (the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle) cannot be expressed as a fraction, making it an irrational number? It never repeats and never ends when written as a decimal.
  • Trigonometry is the study of the relationship between the angles of triangles and their sides?
  • Pythagoras, the famous Greek mathematician had used little rocks to represent numbers, when working out mathematical equations? Hence, the name Calculus was born, which in Greek means pebbles.
  • Zero does not have a Roman numeral counterpart, while all the other numbers can be classified as Roman numerals?

Assuming that a pizza which has a radius of [z], and a height [a]. In which case, it will have a volume of [Pi × z × z × a]. This is because the area of a circle is Pi multiplied by [z] squared, multiplied by the height [a] to get the total volume – There you are Area = Pizza!

Last, but not the least, the number 5 is pronounced as 'Ha' in Thai language. Hence, 555 is also used by some as slang for [HaHaHa].

We hope you had fun checking out our amazing facts and interesting information on math. Have a nice day!


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